Bales of paper

Bales of recyclable paper sit at the Material Recovery Facility at the Columbia Sanitary landfill on Tuesday. The bales will be sold and remanufactured into new products.

No. 1 plastics

No. 1 plastics can be found in soft drink and water bottles, food trays and disposable cups.

No. 2 plastics

No. 2 plastics are typically found in household cleaner bottles, milk jugs, juice bottles and some disposable cups.

Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni

Nalini Nadkarni, a forest ecologist, studies a rainforest tree canopy. Nadkarni works on epiphtyes, tree-borne plants that survive on nutrients they get from the rain.

Students sequence white grub DNA

MU sophomore Josh Hendren cuts up a white grub specimen in the MU entomology department in the Agricultural Building on Tuesday. Hendren will then put the specimen through a series of tests in order to sequence the white grub's DNA to add to the database. "Farmers in the field can't identify what beetle may be affecting their crop so they send them to use to identify," Hendren said.

White grub DNA gets sequenced

MU sophomore Josh Hendren goes through the process of sequencing the DNA of white grub specimens in the MU Agricultural Building Tuesday. By sequencing the white grub's DNA Hendren will be able to identify the specimen which could help farmers with pesky beetle problems. "By sequencing the DNA you can say this is the type of beetle you have which would give farmers a better advantage in taking care of it," Hendren said.

Apple's iPad gets compared to Amazon's Kindle

Roger Fiddler compares Amazon's Kindle to Apple's iPad, which was launched Wednesday as Sean Reily looks on. Both Fiddler and Reily said they agree that the iPad will send current manufacturers of e-readers back to the drawing board.

MU wrestlers in Philadelphia

The Missouri wrestling team poses in front of the Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

KU's Cole Aldrich slows doen MU men's basketball team

Kansas' Cole Aldrich, right, blocks a shot by Missouri's Keith Ramsey in Monday's Tigers loss in Lawrence, Kan.

Against the yoga tax

Sarah Nutt signs a petition against the yoga tax on Monday at alleyCat Yoga. The state tax applies to sports and exercise activities, but did not include yoga until November 2009. Nutt, who has practiced yoga for about a year, said the tax does not make sense because people can do yoga in their own homes.

State tax raises prices on yoga

Pam Spencer begins her yoga routine on Monday at Elm Street Yoga. A state tax on sports teams and clubs' fees was extended to yoga and Pilates classes last November; a petition against this extension has since been circulated. Elm Street Yoga instructor Linda Lutz said she received a copy of the petition in the mail but has not yet brought it into her shop. Lutz said she has noticed that some of her sessions now cost about $5 more with the new tax.

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller scores against Kansas

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller scores against Kansas in the first half in the Tigers 84-65 loss. Tiller had 8 points.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Kansas

Justin Safford drives in for a lay-up against Cole Aldrich, left, and Xavier Henry, right.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Kansas

Missouri's Justin Safford is hassled by Kansas center Cole Aldrich in January in Lawrence, Kan.

Dejected Missouri men's basketball players sit on the sidelines against Kansas

Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, Michael Dixon Jr. and Kim English watch from the bench during the middle of the second half at No. 2 Kansas. The Tigers lost to the Jayhawks 84-65.

MU men's basketball player Keith Ramsey vs. Kansas

Missouri's Keith Ramsey gets tied up at the basket by Kansas' Cole Aldrich, left, and Xavier Henry in Monday night's loss in Lawrence, Kan.

Water Aerobics: Easy on joints

Sharron Kelly participates in the Water Aerobics class at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Monday morning. The class offers a low-impact alternative to traditional exercise, according to instructor Annette Simpson.

Water Aerobics: Safe alternative to traditional exercise

Sharron Kelly, bottom center, participates in the water aerobics class on Monday morning. According to instructor Anette Simpson, the class offers strenuous exercise with minimal impact on joints.

Water Aerobics: Class sizes increasing

Annette Simpson, bottom center, teaches a water aerobics class Monday morning. Simpson said her classes are larger now, due to many people making New Year's resolutions to work out more.

Water Aerobics: Friends work out together at ARC

Marilyn Stone reacts to her swimming friends Monday morning. Stone was participating in the morning water aerobics class at the ARC.